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Jeff is a principal associate who specialises in defendant RTA work, with an emphasis on technical, high value, fraudulent and credit hire claims. He regularly advises and defends domestic and foreign insurers, together with self-insured entities, in cases involving complex technical arguments. His CV of notable successes for clients includes the cases of Gladwin v Bogescu (High Court appeal relating to witness statements and relief from sanctions), Tuffnells Parcels Express v John Vernon (credit hire fraudster sentenced to prison), Abdul Baban & Others v Transportes Viana (successful appeal against decision not to strike out claims on the basis of defective service on foreign defendants), Abid Anwar & Others v Severn Trent Water (interlocutory order revisited after trial and claims struck out), Powell v Palani (clarification of the correct approach to intervention offers in credit hire claims) and Miller v AIG (admissibility of 'rebuttal evidence' in credit hire cases).  


Insights The evolution of fundamental dishonesty

The High Court overturns decision not to make a finding of fundamental dishonesty, where that dishonesty was ‘staring [the judge] in the face’.

Insights Dishonesty is dishonesty

Claimant’s inaccurate account of the circumstances of a collision leads to a finding of fundamental dishonest.

Insights Haider v DSM Demolition Ltd [2019] EWHC 2712 (QB) Birmingham Civil Justice Centre 16/10/2019

Claimant’s incomplete financial disclosure in credit hire claim leads to finding of fundamental dishonesty

Insights Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed

David Pinkus v Direct Line [2018] EWHC 1671 is another example of another claim, found to be fundamentally dishonest, being dismissed under section 57…

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